Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. If the pressure rises and stays high over time, it may lead to dangerous conditions like heart attack, kidney failure, stroke and chronic heart failure. Several research articles and case studies have reported a reduction of hypertension in patients undergoing chiropractic care.
Useful Alternative to Drug Therapy
A study was undertaken by investigators at Rush University’s Department of Preventative Medicine in Chicago, after a medical doctor noticed that his patients had experienced “unexplained” resolution of high blood pressure. They were all under the care of a chiropractor. The doctor decided to explore the hypothesis that realignment of a particular bone in the spine could affect blood pressure in a positive way. The results showed that chiropractic adjustment of the atlas vertebra, the top bone in the spine is associated with marked and sustained reductions in blood pressure. It was similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy. The study establishes that chiropractic care is a useful alternative to drug therapy for the management of high blood pressure.
Ability to Lower both Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure
A study conducted by Welch and Boone in 2008 showed that after a chiropractic adjustment was made to the cervical spine of hypertension patients, there was a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure and an increase in pulse pressure. Another study by Steven Roffers, D.C., showed a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure and pulse rate for individuals with chiropractic adjustments.
Contact Integrated Medical Care (IMC)
Chiropractic is a science of healing without the use of drugs, usually done by applying controlled force on different parts of the body. At Integrated Medical Care (IMC), our expert chiropractors use advanced chiropractic techniques to alleviate your pain and help you lead a quality and healthy life. If you need chiropractic care for hypertension, give us a call at 845-535-9884 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org